Amazon prime offers free 2day shipping, prime instant videos, music streaming, lending library, unlimited photo storage and access to early deals. I have been a member for almost 4 years and it has paid for itself. Boxes arrive at my house almost weekly with the Amazon Prime tape. We order everything from toilet paper to clothing but our biggest haul arrived during the winter storms when I forgot to get snacks during our Staycation. You can't be stuck in the house with kids and no snacks!
Amazon Prime offers a great way to avoid the Christmas crowds. I let the kids create a wish list. I can watched prices and share it with family so there are no gift mishaps. The lightning deals are great when working on a budget. This one day sale offers you a membership for $67 reduced from $99. Even though this is only for new subscribers, I have been told if you purchase a gift subscription and enter your own email address when your current one is about to expire, it should work.